Wired: What’s really new about “The Daily?” Certainly not the 360 degree photographs you can pan and tilt. The carousel of story pages resembles Coverflow on iTunes. If innovative user interfaces are your thing, The Daily will leave you cold. On Twitter, after the launch event, Dave Winer suggested that it was “time for a nap”.
It seems only yesterday when Russia taught it’s cyber cosmonaut how to dual wield pistols, and once again, the country is rolling out the latest in high-tech robotics with a remote-controlled tank. According to the Daily Mail, Russia’s tank, dubbed the Vikhr — which is also the name of an anti-tank missile and a compact assault rifle — is completely unmanned.
The parent company of U.K. tabloid Daily Mail may make a bid for Yahoo’s news and media businesses. According to the WSJ, the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) has held discussions with several private equity firms to partner on an offer.
“In the quarter, we have lost about $10 million on The Daily,” News Corp president Chase Carey told analysts on the group’s Q3 earnings call. A colleague also said The Daily has seen 800,000 downloads since launch.